How can I donate cord blood?
More than 800,000 cord blood units are available worldwide to be used for any patient in need. You can check the exact number of cords available in the WMDA database here.
Since 1997, a total of 59,108 cord blood products have been shipped globally (see the summary slide here). Unfortunately, not every patient can find a matched voluntary donor in the global database, in which case, using cord blood might prove the best, or even the only alternative. Therefore, cord blood banks worldwide are calling on pregnant women to donate the umbilical cord, containing the cord blood, after the birth of their child. Special cord blood banks have been set up around the world to collect and store umbilical cord blood.